Francia Raisa

After receiving that phone call, Francia said that she called her social worker who had some tough words for the former Secret Life of the American Teenager star.

In the video, Francia explains she was told at the time, "It's going to be hard, the recipient is going to glow and she's going to recover a lot faster than the donor because she's getting something she needs and you are losing something you don't need to lose. It's going to be hard."

Francia then says to the camera, "And it was very hard."

The star confessed, "Selena and I both went through a depression."

In the interview, Francia then discusses the intense process of what her body had to go through after the transplant and the "C-section scar" (as she calls it) that remains.

In the chat, Francia reveals the surgery scar to the camera and says, "Your scars don't define you. It's a part of your story. It's a part of the story that makes you special and you different."

Francia Raisa, Scars

As for what she had to endure after the surgery, she admits she needed help taking a shower and even wiping herself. She also says she couldn't exercise or walk her 16 pound dog.

"It was rough for a couple of months. I am used to not being active. I am very active," said the Beyond Paradise actress.

"This last year has been the craziest of my life," she confessed, explaining she moved, donated a kidney, booked Grown-ish and started dating new boyfriend Chris Adkins, whom she debuted on Instagram back in December, within a year.

But she says her experience helping Selena made it all possible.

"I don't think I would have been able to handle it as well if I hadn't have gone through the storms in my life...storms suck but it's helped me appreciate my next journey and my next chapter in life."

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